Warm Days and Cool Nights through Friday
Expect breezy southwest winds this weekend as a cold front moves towards the region. More »
Bat Tests Positive for Rabies in Grand Canyon National Park
Public Health Alert, October 2014: A bat recently removed from an area along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park has tested positive for rabies. Any persons having physical contact with bats in the park, please follow this link. More »
Fatality at South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz.,On Saturday, March 15 at approximately 8:00 a.m. the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a man who had fallen off the rim near El Tovar Lodge.
Rangers were able to locate the man, who had fallen about 350 feet from the rim, and began CPR. All efforts to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful. The 53 year old man, John N. Anderson of Grapevine, Texas was visiting the park with family.
An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service in coordination with the Coconino County Medical Examiner. No further information is available at this time.
Did You Know?
California condors, being curious, are attracted to human activity. If you see a condor, do not approach it or offer it food. As you enjoy your next Grand Canyon viewpoint, look for these massive scavengers soaring on their nine-foot (3m) wings over the canyon. More...